Valtteri Filppula & Jimmy Howard Extensions
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07-02-2012, 03:52 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chicago, IL
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I'd gladly pay Filppula $5 million on a 5-6 year deal.
The cap is now $70 million. I think people forget that.
Bingo. People, by and large, are not scaling their cap hit expectations with the cap ceiling appropriately. In today's market, Flip is easily a $5M guy (though hopefully the Wings are able to chip some off of that and we get him for about 4.5). Gaustad just brought in 3.25. Hudler just took 4. Samuelsson 3. The market changes with cap increases, I don't know why people don't get this. Or why they refuse to acknowledge it.
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